Vice-President, Information Security

Vice-President, Information Security also known as Chief Information Officer, also known as Vice President of Security, are senior executive members responsible for the cybersecurity of a company’s information and data. Together with the Board of Directors, they ensure privileged company information is not compromised due to internal or external breaches.

The job description of a Vice-President, Information Security can include the following:


  • Work with all business units to determine possible risks and risk management processes.
  • Business development planning and acquiring the correct technology.
  • Analyze IT security threats in real time and mitigate these threats.
  • Ensure that newly acquired technology complies with IT security regulations.
  • Plan, design, and implement an IT and network strategy for the company.
  • Manage the continuous maintenance of the IT network to ensure optimum security levels are maintained.
  • Source the necessary hardware and software to implement the IT strategy and negotiate contracts.
  • Ensure that no internal breaches or misuse of data take place.
  • Determine the cause of internal and external data breaches and institute appropriate corrective action.
  • Present regular feedback reports on IT network security to the Board of Directors.

Selection Criteria:

  • University degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of experience in risk management, information security, or programming.
  • An exceptional understanding of scripting and source code programming languages, such as C#, C++, .NET, and Java.
  • Knowledge of information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001 and NIST.
  • Experience in financial forecasting and budget management.
  • Negotiation skills for negotiating contracts and IT support services.
  • Understanding of current legislation and regulations relevant to our organization.
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.